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#1 Cale Erickson

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 01:54 AM

Hey guys,

So I have been searching for a post on light meters, and hadn't found any. Excuse me if I missed one. I was just wondering what light meters you would recommend purchasing. I dont really have a price range, but I'm just looking for the best bang for my buck.

I appreciate your advice.

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#2 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 02:17 AM

So I have been searching for a post on light meters, and hadn't found any. Excuse me if I missed one.


This is a joke, right?
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#3 Cale Erickson

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 02:37 AM

It would appear that way. Before I became a member, the search engine was not an option. I didn't find anything significant because I was slowly thumbing through 79 pages of lighting. Now that I created an account, I can use the handy tool. Sorry to bother.
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 04:14 PM

It would appear that way. Before I became a member, the search engine was not an option. I didn't find anything significant because I was slowly thumbing through 79 pages of lighting. Now that I created an account, I can use the handy tool. Sorry to bother.


Hi ,
minolta makes great light meters...
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#5 Mark Sasahara

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 10:42 PM

Hi ,
minolta makes great light meters...


Minolta USED TO make great light meters. Sadly, they no longer are making them. Love my color meter III.

Minolta, or Konica/Minolta left the photo biz earlier this year. But, have no fear. Kenko appears to be selling them. Here is a link to Adorama, where I got the info:

Oddly, Minolta still sells their industrial light meters, but no photographic meters. Whatever.

Pop photo dot com's April article.
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#6 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 11:10 PM

I'll stick to my Spectra IV...at least until the Spectra V comes out ;)
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#7 Cary Sato Lee

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 02:40 PM

I use the old Spectra Pro...Still solid and easy to use.

http://www.spectraci...film_video.html
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Posted 17 November 2007 - 03:29 PM

The Minolta mters are now being sold under the Kenko name

http://www.popphoto....lor-meters.html

Seems they bought the license.
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#9 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 10:52 PM

The Minolta mters are now being sold under the Kenko name

http://www.popphoto....lor-meters.html

Seems they bought the license.


Anybody got a report on how well their customer service is?
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#10 Rupe Whiteman

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 11:04 AM

'Buy a Minolta 4f, easy to use, reliable, digital read out and memory functions, many attachments available etc etc
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